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“When I wake up in the morning, I’m as excited as a kid on Christmas day,” says James (Jay) Archbell III, president of A&W Contractors Inc. (AWC), in regards to the excitement he feels about his profession. Jay has been working for the utility and road contracting business, founded by his...

Ken Hunt’s family expected he would follow in the footsteps of his father and brother and become an orthopedic surgeon. Instead, Hunt earned a bachelor’s degree in construction technology and founded A & K Construction Inc. (A & K) in 1987. Hunt and the team at A & K are now proudly...

Tony Conway founded A Legendary Event in 1997 with the mission to build a business through excellence, attention to detail and personal service. Concentrating all efforts into making each event one of a kind, Conway has seen his efforts grow A Legendary Event from a small catering concern to a...

A World of Tile (AWoT) started in 1989 as a small tile retailer, and the company continues to make a name for itself by representing tile products exclusively today. It is AWoT’s focus on friendly, facilitative service that keeps each customer coming back for home improvement after home...

Andrew R. Otero started A&D Fire Sprinklers Inc. in 1988 to offer innovative one-stop service for any and all fire sprinkler systems, as well as many special hazard needs. The Santee, Calif., business (based near San Diego) started with only two employees: Otero and his brother-in-law. They...

Winning a Company of the Year award should be a spectacular event; and it is. However, for A-1 Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. (A-1 Heating & Air), 2014 is just another normal year of providing excellent air and heating services to clients, as the company does not rest on its many...

Jennifer Roberts founded A-1 Masonry & Sandblasting Inc. (A-1) in 2002 to specialize in sandblasting and masonry work; the company now boasts a geographic footprint reaching across the southwestern United States. Roberts started A-1 just out of college, serving a growing need for reliable...

Robert Kincart founded A-C-T Environmental and Infrastructure (ACT) in 1987 as a small, multi-disciplinary environmental engineering and field service firm in Central Florida. Robert, president of ACT, has accumulated several decades of experience in the field. He holds a degree in chemistry,...

A-Son's Construction Inc. (ASONS) has spent the last decade growing the services it offers, first expanding throughout Indiana and then throughout much of the United States. Based out of Muncie, Ind., with regional offices in Southfield, Mich., and Columbus, Ohio, ASONS provides a one-stop shop...

As one of Fort Wayne, Indiana’s oldest and most reputable mechanical contractors, A. Hattersley & Sons Inc. (Hattersley) has been developing customer confidence through seasoned experience for over 157 years. The relatively small company is capable of performing large-scale, complex jobs,...

Operating from the heart of Raleigh, N.C.’s Wolfpack country, A.B. Goodrich Contracting LLC (ABGC) and its fine team deliver full-service commercial construction management statewide. The company’s five full-time players focus on retail, healthcare and office builds throughout North Carolina,...

Since 1972 A.B. Systems Inc. (ABS) has grown from a small general contracting firm into one of Minnesota’s leading design-build firms. Since its inception the company has prided itself on providing customers with responsive and friendly service, as well as innovative solutions for the best...

Roller Compacted Concrete (RCC) was once a niche paving system primarily used in military construction projects, but in the last five years RCC applications have emerged and the market opportunities for RCC have grown significantly. RCC is made of the same basic ingredients as conventional...

Few things stand the test of time quite like family ownership – four generations of such ties have kept A.J. Allen Mechanical Contractors Inc. (AJA) going strong and steady for 82 years. Based in Des Moines, Iowa, AJA dates back to 1932 when, Archie J. Allen and his brother Lester formed Allen...

Archie J. Allen believed the only way to do a job is to do it right. Archie’s family has carried his motto through generations to establish A.J. Allen Mechanical Contractors Inc. (AJA), a company he would be proud of. Iowa-based AJA has solidified a strong reputation across the state as a...

When Michael Giangrandi, founder and CEO of A.J. Michaels started the company in 1978, the business focused primarily on plumbing and heating. “We basically just did boilers and general plumbing work,” says Giangrandi. “Within the...

Few companies have a four generation-strong family history, even fewer have been in business for 80 years; however, A.J. Padelford & Son Inc. (AJP) is an exception in the California construction industry. “This year, we’re celebrating 80 years and four generations running,” shares Diane...

Albert Page Croll founded A.P. Croll & Son Inc. (A.P. Croll) in 1921. A.P. Croll started out perfecting projects in and around Delaware’s Sussex County, but the company has since grown into a mid-sized regional site work contractor.

A.P. Croll has prospered over the last 91 years,...

A.T. Klemens Inc. (ATK) originally began as a single-service company. Since its founding in 1928, the Montana-based business has grown to become a successful multiservice contractor responsible for the coordination of several crafts.

Antoine Klemens founded ATK 85 years ago as a sheet...

A.W. Kuettel & Sons Inc. (Kuettel & Sons) was founded in 1924 as a small sheet metal and roofing business in Duluth, Minn. Today, 88 years later, Kuettel & Sons has grown tremendously, though the team adheres to the same small-business philosophy.

Kuettel & Sons remains a...

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